I think we can ALL agree that the wedding bouquets pictured on this page are gorgeous. Well, guess what! They were all DIY’ed by brides (along with their friends!), using wholesale flowers from FiftyFlowers! Yeah, our jaws almost dropped to the floor, too. If I knew I could have DIY’ed my own wedding bouquet to look like one of these, I would have definitely enlisted the help of my mom and bridesmaids and had a fun bouquet-making party for my own wedding. But what do you need to know to DIY your own wedding bouquet and have them turn out exactly the way you want? We connected with the pros at FiftyFlowers to find out just that. Read their advice for making your own wedding bouquet below.
When choosing your color palette for your wedding flowers, make sure you and your florist are on the same page about the shade of blue you desire. One person’s interpretation of “robin’s egg” blue might appear more like a washed out baby blue to another. It’s helpful to bring any fabric swatches from bridesmaid’s apparel you want to match, as blue hues can have green, gray, or red undertones that clash with other shades. If the natural blue blooming flowers that match your wedding colors aren’t in season, it may be best to go with tinted blue flowers.
The Arabian Star flower or Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum arabicum, adds white punctuation points to this tinted blue hydrangea bouquet. Although there are hydrangea varieties that are naturally blue, they have a very saturated sky blue color that would not work in this pastel bouquet. Using floral tints allows the designer to inject a soft cloud blue into the bouquet that wouldn’t overwhelm the arrangement.
Figure out what your budget is, what kind of flowers you want, and how many flowers you’ll need; then do some research. If your local grocery store is stocked with awesome quality blooms for a great price, then go that route. And if an online wholesaler is your best bet, click away! Just figure out what’s best for you and what you feel most comfortable with.